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Apple just can’t seem to catch a break on the iPhone 4 (except when it comes to profit, that is) -- the company announced today that manufacturing problems are delaying the white model of the handset yet again.
MacRumors is reporting that Apple has issued a brief statement regarding availability of the white model of iPhone 4, and it’s not good news to those waiting. Even though a few white iPhone 4s clearly exist as shown in some unboxing photos and videos earlier this month, they’ve become as elusive as the Sasquatch (otherwise known as Bigfoot). If you want one, chances are you’ll be waiting until later this year.
“White models of Apple's new iPhone 4 have continued to be more challenging to manufacture than we originally expected, and as a result they will not be available until later this year,” Apple revealed. “The availability of the more popular iPhone 4 black models is not affected.”
Potential customers were disappointed to discover that the white iPhone 4 was unavailable during last month’s launch, then were further disappointed when Apple again promised them for late July. “Quality control issues related to the white coloring on the front glass” has been widely cited as the reason for the delay.
So how about it, white iPhone 4 fans: Do you plan to wait until “later this year” to get one? Or is it “three strikes, you’re out” for you and now you’ll settle for the black model? Chime in with your thoughts in the comments.
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